Lebanese-Swedish Hezbollah suspect jailed for two years and eight months

In January last year, Lebanese-Swedish Atris Hussein was arrested by Thai Police for having nearly 2.8 tonnes of ammonium nitrate and urea-based fertilizer in his possession at the house he rented in Samut Sakhon province. The chemicals, which are widely used in the agricultural sector, can be used to make bombs. Atris was arraigned in the Criminal Court on February 29 last year for violating the weapons control law.

Atris Hussein at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on September 18. Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard

Atris Hussein at the Criminal Court in Bangkok on September 18. Photo by Pattanapong Hirunard

Today, the Criminal Court sent Atris, believed to be linked to the Hezbollah militant group, to prison for two years and eight months after finding him guilty on charges of illegally possessing restricted chemical substances.

The court initially sentenced him to four years imprisonment. The jail term was reduced to two years and eight months because he gave useful testimony.

Source: Bangkok Post

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